LIMBANG TOWN, SARAWAK

There are two road border crossing checkpoints in Limbang district, both into Brunei : one at West Limbang and one at East Limbang. (Yes! Many local travellers not familiar with Brunei geography got the illusion of "Two Bruneis" when they travel through Limbang of Malaysia)



The two border checkpoints are :
1- Tedungan (Malaysia) and Kuala Lurah (Brunei): Tedungan is Located 43 km west of Limbang, it is the road crossing into the main part of Brunei from Limbang. The Brunei checkpoint is called Kuala Lurah.

2- Pandaruan (Malaysia) and Puni (Brunei) : Pandaruan checkpoint is located 15 km east of Limbang on the Pandaruan River which forms the border between Sarawak and Brunei's Temburong district. The crossing has to be done by ferry. The checkpoint on the Brunei side is called Puni and operates out of a wooden building located 500m from the ferry landing point.
 


Bangunan Tamu Limbang

Bangunan Tamu Limbang

This bustling Tamu or wet market in Limbang is on the waterfront in the centre of town. Here is where the locals get fresh vegetables, fruits and seafood such as crabs, clams.
 

Limbang’s wet market has an upstairs hawker centre where you can try the town's speciality, Limbang rojak , a mixed vegetable dish with a thick shrimp-based sauce.
 

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SRB Chung Hwa School Limbang
SRB Chung Hwa School Limbang

Kg Seberang Kedai, Limbang - view of the distinctive homes and daily life of the villagers.
Kg Seberang Kedai, Limbang - view of the distinctive homes and daily life of the villagers.

Right opposite the Limbang town’s waterfront lies this picturesque Malay fishing village on stilts, named Kg. Seberang Kedai (In Malay means "the village opposite the shops").
 


Pasar Malam in Limbang
Pasar
Malam in Limbang

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Malay Food

Local food stalls operate from early evening to around midnight.
Near the waterfront off Jalan Buangsiol.


Sunset at Limbang Waterfront

Sunset at Limbang Waterfront


Masjid Besar Limbang (Limbang Mosque)
Masjid Besar Limbang (Limbang Mosque)

SK Melayu Pusat

 



Hotel Purnama

Budget Accommodation in Limbang

 


林夢萬壽亭 Limbang Chinese Cemetery

林夢萬壽亭 Limbang Chinese Cemetery

 


林夢 福德祠 Hock Teck Shi Temple Limbang Town
林夢 福德祠
Hock Teck Shi Temple

Limbang Town

 


"ROYAL LIMBANG No: 1"

"ROYAL LIMBANG No: 1"  Limbang - Labuan

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Express boat from Limbang to Labuan Island

Malaysian with MyKAD are given a 50% discount on the Rm30 ferry fare to Labuan cause the government subsidies half of the fare. That mean Malaysian only pay Rm15 for for a trip to Labuan Island

Express Boats use the Custum Department's jetty for boarding and embarking. There is no express boat terminal of its own.

There are two express boats between Limbang and Labuan Island:
1- Lim Pertama Express
2- Royal Limbang No. 1 Express

Both boats are fully air-condition express boat. There is no ticket office in Limbang. Tickets are availabel on sale on a small desk by the road side infront the Immigration Office by the river side. This Immigration office is also the office you need to pass through before boarding the board.

While passing through the Immigration Office, your ticket will be stamped by the custom officer.

"ROYAL LIMBANG No: 1"

More about Express boat terminal in Limbang Town


The Waterfront of Limbang
The Waterfront of Limbang

The Waterfront of Limbang Waterfront

Limbang Water Front was previously a place for hawker stalls. Now made into a  clean and beautiful place for people to hang out.

The hawkers were moved near to the market.


Express bus stop in Limbang Town

Express bus stop in Limbang Town
Limbang town does not have a bus terminal building. Those express buses travelling between Miri and Kota Kinabalu passing through Limbang will stop in front LIM YANG BUILDING for dropping and picking passengers.

This location is 5 minutes walk from Pernama Hotel. Pernama Hotel and Limba Plaza is the largest building in Limbang and used as a landmark of the town.

There are two express bus companies pick up passengers in Limbang Town to Miri and Kota Kinabalu:

1- Bintang Jaya Express
2- Borneo Express

Bintang Jaya has an agent office in Limbang.

Borneo Express does not has its own office but booking are done through a coffee shop.

Both booking counters are near by each other and beside the location where the express busses would stop.
 

Booking counters and bus stop are 5 minutes walking from Pernama Hotel, the landmark of Limbang Town.

 

Booking counter of Bintang Jaya at Limbang Town
Booking counter of Bintang Jaya at Limbang Town


Taman Tasik Bukit Mas
A recreational park with a playground for children, a lake and a barbecue site.

The hill Bukit Mas is a 210 meter high limestone outcrop. It has a Buddhist shrine half way to the top. This recreational park set in Limbang's iconic feature Bukit Mas. The park is a favourable place for Limbang residents to spend their evening, doing recreational activities. Various facilities such as children's playground, lake, barbecue site, suspension bridge and toilet.

How to get there : 30 minutes walk from Hotel Purnama toward South.


Limbang Regional Museum

Limbang Regional Museum
Located in the above fort built by Rajah Charles Brooke in 1897.


How to get there : 20 minutes walk from Hotel Purnama toward South.


PLACES OF INTEREST in LIMBANG TOWN 林夢

  The Waterfront of Limbang
Hotel Purnama and Limbang Plaza

The tallest and biggest shopping centre in Limbang. It has 123 shops on 3 floors. Located in the town center and often dubbed as the definite centre of Limbang. This building mainly consists of three components: Purnama Hotel, a shopping mall and various government offices (located right on the top of the mall). Currently the mall have about 50 shopping outlets, with a local supermarket chain, Ngiu Kee as the main tenant.

Limbang Regional Museum

The Limbang Regional Museum is located in a fort built by Rajah Charles Brooke in 1897. It is located in the area annexed to Sarawak by the White Rajah in 1890.

20 minutes walk from Hotel Purnama toward South.

Taman Tasik Bukit Mas

A recreational park with a playground for children, the lake and a barbecue site. Bukit Mas is a 210 meter high limestone outcrop. It has a Buddhist shrine half way to the top. This recreational park set in Limbang's iconic feature Bukit Mas. The park is a favourable place for Limbang residents to spend their evening, doing recreational activities. Various facilities such as children's playground, lake, barbecue site, suspension bridge and toilet.

30 minutes walk from Hotel Purnama toward South.


2,239 kilometer-long
Pan-Borneo Highway

The Pan-Borneo Highway was built in 1986 to link the two East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak.

It begins in the district of Sematan in Sarawak, and passes through Kuching, Serian, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Limbang, Lawas, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau.

Sri Aman Town is off the Pan Borneo Highway

Between Sabah and Sarawak, the highway passed through two halves of  Brunei.

As of today, the Pan-Borneo Highway is 93 percent completed, with a remainder of a 50-kilometre missing link from Kalabakan to Serudong.


LIMBANG


Limbang Bus Station

Stesen Bas Pusat Jalan Bangkita, Limbang


 


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2013 -   ‘Historic’ Limbang-Brunei bridge to open :


 


Travelers have to pass through Limbang, Sarawak while traveling overland from Sarawak to Sabah.

 

From Limbang to Brunei

To/from Tedungan Town border checkpoint  of Brunei.

 

A relatively good road links Limbang with the Tedungan (known as Kuala Lurah on the Brunei side) border checkpoint.

From this checkpoint Tedungan, good roads go all the way to Bandar Seri Begawan.

 

Tedungan is about 43km from Limbang. Both Brunei and Malaysian immigration procedures can be done at the border.

From Limbang, head south along the Limbang River. Take a right turn after the KM10 point and travel another 13km before taking another right turn (going straight will lead you to Nanga Medamit). The road ends right at the border checkpoint.

Queues can be quite long at the checkpoint, especially during weekends when Bruneians travel in mass to Limbang for some fun. Do the reverse if coming from Brunei.

By road


Limbang's network of roads link it to both the main part of Brunei (where its capital Bandar Seri Begawan is located) to the west and its Temburong district to the east.

Travelling from Limbang to anywhere beyond Brunei, eg to Miri, Kuching or Kota Kinabalu by land will require passing through Brunei with a vilid International Passport.


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